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Police search for missing eight-year-old boy

Police are currently searching the Hammonds Pond area in Carlisle for a missing eight-year-old boy.

Alfie Tait was reported missing by his family earlier this afternoon after he left the garden he was playing in.

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned about his welfare as Alfie is severely autistic.

Alfie has:

  • Fair hair
  • Last seen wearing cream shorts, trekker sandals and light blue t-shirt with little boats on.

Police have confirmed that Alfie has been found safe and well.

Wet Wet Wet tweet their thanks to Carlisle

80's soft rock band Wet Wet Wet have tweeted their thanks to the 6,000 strong crowd who turned out to see them last night at Carlisle Racecourse.

The band performed hits including their cover of The Beatles' 'With A Little Help From My Friends' and classic 'Love Is All Around.'

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In Pictures: Ladies Day at Carlisle Races

The races all consisted of female-only jockeys
The races all consisted of female-only jockeys Credit: ITV Border
Thousands of people turned out for one of the biggest days on the sporting calendar
Thousands of people turned out for one of the biggest days on the sporting calendar Credit: ITV Border
Ladies dressed up for the occasion
Ladies dressed up for the occasion Credit: ITV Border
The Ladies Day event is one of the biggest in the racing day calendar
The Ladies Day event is one of the biggest in the racing day calendar Credit: ITV Border
Among the titles up for grabs were the best hat and best dressed awards
Among the titles up for grabs were the best hat and best dressed awards Credit: ITV Border
Marti Pellow performs with Wet Wet Wet to a 6,000 strong crowd
Marti Pellow performs with Wet Wet Wet to a 6,000 strong crowd Credit: ITV Border
6,000 people watched the 80s band perform at the races
6,000 people watched the 80s band perform at the races Credit: ITV Border

Ladies out in force for world's only female jockey race

Carlisle racecourse played host to the world's only female jockey race event yesterday.

The all female jockey line-up at yesterday's event
The all female jockey line-up at yesterday's event Credit: Carlisle Racecourse

Ladies donned their big hats as thousands turned out to one of the busiest days on the race track calendar.

The event is the only race meeting in the world where all the jockeys are female.

Eighties band Wet Wet Wet took to the stage in the evening to entertain the crowds.

Marti Pellow lead a singing crowd of thousands at the races
Marti Pellow lead a singing crowd of thousands at the races Credit: Carlisle Racecourse

Vigil to be held at Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral
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A prayer vigil will be held at 7.30pm in Carlisle Cathedral this evening to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Similar events are being held across the region, mainly between 10pm and 11pm to commemorate the exact time the war started.

People are being encouraged to switch off their lights and leave a single candle burning to remember those who died.

Three men arrested after Carlisle robbery

Three men have been arrested after a 60-year-old man was robbed at an ATM in Carlisle.

Police were called to the Sainsbury's on Caldewagate at 7:15 am this morning, Friday 1 August.

The three men, aged 26, 27 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of robbery

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time to get in contact with Cumbria Police on 101.

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